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4 Axis CAD CAM for Any Shop
Published on March 9th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

What’s new and different when it comes to 4 Axis CAD CAM in 2023, for BobCAD CAM, and its CAM software it’s been an evolution over the last few years with product development.  But in this week’s blog post, we are going to look at common questions and typical ” use cases” for  4 Axis […]

Published on February 23rd, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Best Time-Saving Features for 3D Milling | 2023 I am sure you remember your first dance, kiss, or car, and if you’re a CAD CAM programmer you’ll remember your first 3D part for sure! To get a good surface finish when 3D milling it takes the right approach. Usually, a balance between cycle time and […]

Best 2X CAM Features for SOLIDWORKS
Published on February 16th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Best 2 Axis CAM Feature for SOLIDWORKS | 2023 Use BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS V10 to program your g-code running CNC mill, router, knee mill, or other CNC machine controlled by X, Y and Z g-code programs. Being one of the most popular design systems on the market, let’s take a look at the Best 2 […]

Best CAD CAM Lathe Features 2023
Published on February 14th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Best CAD-CAM Lathe Features  In 2023 What is the most common cnc in the shop? That’s right a lathe, in fact market-wide, Did you know there is twice the number of lathes as mills? This is why our training event topic and blog post for this week is about the best CAD CAM features for […]

Best 5 Axis CAD CAM Features of 2023
Published on February 2nd, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Best 5 Axis CAD-CAM Features In 2023 Reach New levels in 2023 with 5 Axis. BobCAD-CAM and BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS and BobCAM for RHINO get big upgrades for 5 Axis programming. Easier tool tilting, holder avoidance, and new toolpaths for breaking edges based on model selection. Let’s jump in and take a look at the […]

Evolution of 4 Axis
Published on January 27th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

4th Axis in BobCAD-CAM and BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS is one aspect of programming that evolved the most in recent releases. So in today’s blog, we’ll focus on the most important new features and their impact on programming and cutting times. In addition, we will look at how these new strategies compare to previous; so that […]

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Published on January 17th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Mill, Router, Laser, Plasma, Waterjet, or any other “shape cutting” get a significant upgrade to feedrate control with the New Advanced Feedrate Options. You’ll find this new tab in the 2 Axis Machining wizard, adding additional control for Dog leg handling, Lead In/out cutting feeds, and corner speed feeds. Introduced in recent versions, the advanced […]

Published on January 9th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Interestingly, in our last two surveys, readers like you selected the topic “CAD” as a preference for our next blog, video, and training event. We are sharing recent CAD CAM updates and new features for our CAD system, that help make design easier with BobCAD. Go here and sign up for this week’s training event […]

Published on December 19th, 2022 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

A high-speed machining is characterized by removing a large amount of material, using a larger surface of the tool. In the following image, we can see how traditional cutting strategies differ from high speed cutting strategies generated on a CNC machine. Traditional vs High Speed Pocket Patterns As we can see, the traditional path performs […]

Published on December 13th, 2022 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

The elimination of lengthy rotary rewinds is possible with a couple simple tricks! While most machines don’t have any physical limitations on how many revolutions a rotary axis can make in a single direction, most controllers have a cap on the degrees of rotation that can be called in a program. This will usually necessitate […]

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